George Leef

Director of Research, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

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“Just the Facts, Ma’am”

Oct 27, 2010 by George Leef |

That's the approach the Pope Center is taking with the release today of a piece loaded with facts about higher education in the U.S. It is not something that flatters the educational establishment. Jenna Ashley Robinson writes… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Glut of College Graduates

Oct 18, 2010 by George Leef |

Writing at the CCAP blog, Christopher Matgouranis shows how badly the U.S. has oversold college. He gives some Bureau of Labor Statistics data on the prevalence of college degrees among those working in occupations that most high… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Teaching College Students to Write

Oct 15, 2010 by George Leef |

Most college composition courses teach students "next to nothing" writes Troy Camplin in today's Pope Center piece. The problem is that most students have great deficits in their understanding of English thanks to their K-12… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

A Canadian Columnist Sees Through the College Hype

Oct 14, 2010 by George Leef |

David Warren writes for The Ottawa Citizen and has a firm grasp on the reality of higher education. Consider this column published Oct. 12. Is higher education a great, crucial investment in human capital? Here's what… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Manhattan Institute’s “Capitalism on Campus” Conference

Oct 13, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I write about the "Capitalism on Campus" conference sponsored by the Manhattan Institute. It was a first-rate event that brought together scholars to discuss how capitalism fares these… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Sometimes They’re Right, But Don’t Call Them Scholars!

Oct 11, 2010 by George Leef |

That seems to be the dismissive approach of The New York Times when it turns out that a professor who favors the free market and opposes crony capitalism is proven to be right. Professor Jonathan Bean writes here about… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Jobs for College Grads

Oct 08, 2010 by George Leef |

Michael Mandel notes in this post that among recent college grads who have employment, the greatest number have government jobs. They probably produce little or no value; what they do may in fact impede the creation of value by… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Re: The Next Michael Moore?

Oct 08, 2010 by George Leef |

Economics professor Steven Horwitz has written an article for the Foundation for Economic Education taking further issue with the scurrilous piece I mentioned here on Monday. Like so many others who have an instinctive hatred for… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Next Michael Moore?

Oct 04, 2010 by George Leef |

The Chronicle Review has a scurrilous piece by one Charles Ferguson, who is a documentary film director. His targets are 1) Larry Summers; 2) academic economists generally; and 3) anything that suggests the virtue of laissez-faire… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Legacy Preferences Are Bad; So Are Racial Preferences

Oct 04, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, I respond to a recent NYT article by Richard Kahlenberg in which he argues against legacy preferences in college admissions. I think the case  against legacy preferences is sound. I part company… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

On Having the Right Academic Credentials

Sep 30, 2010 by George Leef |

Historian Tom Woods here discusses his kerfuffle with Indiana University when a student group wanted him to speak on his book regarding the recent economic crisis. The university initially said no on the advice of academics who… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The College Board Keeps Inflating the Bubble

Sep 29, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I take a look at "Education Pays 2010," the most recent paper from the College Board's Advocacy and Policy Center. It tries to deflect criticism from those of us who contend that… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Will the Diversity Mania Ever End?

Sep 24, 2010 by George Leef |

Maybe, but it's still growing like mad. Consider John Rosenberg's new essay on Minding the Campus, on the efforts college administrators are making to solve the supposed problem of insufficient diversity in study-abroad… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Making a Profit Doesn’t Make You a Villain

Sep 22, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, Hillsdale economics professor Gary Wolfram discusses the recent study on for-profit higher education published by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. He finds that the… Continue Reading | 4 Comments >

Whither the MBA?

Sep 20, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, management professor Jason Fertig considers a recent book that is critical of, but still optimistic about, MBA programs. Fertig thinks that pessimism is perhaps more warranted. He sees the profusion… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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